– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, May 21st
Burlington Slam Project Feat. Patrick DeBelen!
Finals is over, the dust has settled, we have a new team! Dan Murray has been humbled! Guess we’d better take a break right?
Uh…have you -met- us?
We’re not settling down! We’re gonna KEEP THIS THING ROLLIN’! So we’re into the summertime slams, which are generally not seasonal, and aren’t worth points towards the team. But they’re still Bringin’ Shit Proper! We’ll be hitting up the back room in the Black Bull once again to come at you with that big slam energy, and a -big- slam feature to go with it – Patrick DeBelen!
Patrick de Belen is an award-winning spoken word artist, youth mentor and arts educator. Legend has it, that he harnessed his inner-dopeness at an unbelievably early age, and had trouble controlling it ever since. Birthed from an intricately spun web of hypocrisy, cynicism, privilege and struggle, PDB’s poetry is a young man’s attempt at knowing and being better than expected. With clever punchlines and a raw perspective, his style of storytelling has earned him a national poetry slam championship, the inaugural Canadian Youth Poet of Honor Award and the opportunity to share his work in venues and festivals all across North America for organizations like TED, CBC, NXNE and more.
Off the stage, PDB is focused on his real passion of inspiring, healing, and mobilizing youth everywhere. He is the Director of BAM! Youth Slam, Toronto’s only monthly youth poetry slam, as well as a resident arts educator/spoken word artist for numerous schools across five Boards in Ontario. Whether it’s the hundreds of classrooms he’s taught in, or the many grassroots initiatives he has a hand in, his quest to spark dialogue with our young leaders continues to gain momentum.
Come on out and see what all the buzz is about Burlington’s ever-growing spoken word event! Bring a fiver and a friend! Volunteer with the slam and your entry is free!
What are you waiting for?
Hope to see y’all out!